In its earliest phase, very little was known about transmission, and public anxiety grew, sometimes reaching hysterical proportions.
In 1943, simmering racial unease exploded as hundreds of white sailors stationed in Los Angeles stormed into East L.A. and began beating Hispanics.
A park was the scene here on Memorial Day (May 25) of a symbolic ceremony of burial for the Confederate flag.
Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, being subjected to routine anti-homosexual harassment, fought back in an incident considered to be the birth of the gay rights movement.
During the Great Depression, the "Bonus Expeditionary Force," a group of World War I veterans seeking to cash in their veterans' bonus certificates, arrived in D.C.
The multi-talented, much beloved Maya Angelou died one year ago today at her home in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Here are some of the memorials honoring our fallen Native warriors across the country.
Communities are celebrating the achievements of Asian and Pacific Americans.
"The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America's history."
In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential building, resulting in a massive fire that left 11 persons dead including five children.